Newsflash! “Well, it’s finally happened, Diane turns 60!”
Before I go on about how this feels from my perspective, let me first say that aging is a privilege. To have reached what feels like a fictitious number is a blessing that’s for sure… Some have not been so fortunate…
From within my skin I’m not sure how I got here so quickly. Sometimes life seems to just chug along and before you know it you are celebrating what others call a milestone. I do feel older in some respects, but 60, how did this happen?
It seems like just yesterday I was climbing apple trees, playing touch football with the boys, tap, ballet and jazz dancing, wearing bell-bottom pants, tie-dyed t-shirts, granny dresses and psychedelic swirls of colour on my grade 8 graduation dress.
It seems like just yesterday that I became a Mother. And yet my daughters are grown with families of their own. The good news is that what was once a small family is growing and growing!
And yet… There are so many things I still want to do, some call it a bucket list. I always look forward making life count one day at a time. Living, breathing and enjoying every moment and sharing that with the people I love most in the world, my family! I look forward to growing old gracefully. I look forward every day to seeing the reality of the many ideas, desires and dreams I have carried for so long in my heart becoming a reality!
“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”